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Elections in India - Can theosophists learn from it?

May 16, 2009 12:03 PM
by MKR

India just completed a massive general election which lasted a month. In
many places, the competition was intense. In the end, the ruling party won
the election as quoted from a CNN report below.

What is significant is that the leader of the losing party, came out and
stated that +We respect this mandate and accept it+, which simply indicates
that the politicians are interested in the welfare of the people of India.

I hope that theosophical politicians open up their eyes and learn from the
behaviour of political politicians and put the interests of TS and theosophy
ahead of everything else.



NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeared set
for a second term as his Congress party and its allies scored a decisive
lead over their opponents on Saturday in a vote count after the country's
monthlong general elections.

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance surged ahead in more than 255
of the 543 federal parliamentary boroughs, outpacing the main opposition
composed of a grouping led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party

BJP <> leader Arun
Jaitley conceded defeat, stating that the ruling party will win the

"We respect this mandate and accept it," Jaitley said.


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